A team of Japanese researchers have designed liquid crystals - a phase that flows like a liquid but has short-range order between the molecules - that spontaneously assemble to form a donor-acceptor array for photovoltaic devices.
In the quest to slow down and ultimately understand chemistry at the level of atoms and electrons, University of Colorado at Boulder and Canadian scientists have found a new way to peer into a molecule that allows them to see how its electrons rearrange as the molecule changes shape.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has teamed with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University to form the Illinois Center for Advanced Tribology, which will develop solutions to technical issues related to transportation, health and systems that operate in extreme environments.
It has been a success for the past six years, and it's back again. The 7th Annual Charlotte Biotechnology Conference (CBC) will be held in the Student Activities Center (SAC) on October 28, 2008 and will feature an array of different speakers elaborating on the different aspects of biotechnology.
The U.S. Department of Energy is sponsoring the inaugural Science + Energy Research Challenge (SERCh), Nov. 9-10, 2008, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which is partnering with Oak Ridge Associated Universities to host the event.
To increase Europe's microelectronics competitiveness, the Belgian nanoelectronics research center IMEC asks Europe and its governing public authorities to stimulate true cross-border collaborations, not only by setting up networks but also by creating financial means.
Clemson University researchers developing imaging agents to allow a new method of detecting breast cancers have received $180,000 from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American women.
University of Utah scientists successfully created a sensitive prototype device that could test for dozens or even hundreds of diseases simultaneously by acting like a credit card-swipe machine to scan a card loaded with microscopic blood, saliva or urine samples.
Sun Qingfeng with the Lab for Condensed Matter Theory and Materials Computation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Institute of Physics made an intensive study on the electron transport through graphene p-n junctions.
This technique will be useful for the large scale, accelerated assembly of SWNTs at room temperature, which is more suitable for nanoscale electronic applications, such as flat panel displays and electronic memory devices.